A Porsche 356 needs no introduction. Ever since the pre-production model ran its first kilometres in 1948 at a race in Innsbruck, the 356 has been a favourite of fans of light, fast sports cars. And for good reason. The combination of a powerful engine, low weight, excellent road holding and a charming design make it one of the most pleasurable classic cars to drive.
The Porsche 356 C first appeared in 1964 as a replacement for the 356 B. It hardly differed in appearance, but there were some technical changes. The car was now equipped with disc brakes all round and the engines were upgraded. That same year, however, the 911 was introduced, which would spell the end of the 356. The last 356s, destined for the Dutch police, rolled off the production line in 1966. The charming little sports car, of which more than 75,000 were produced, would however always live on as the ancestor of all Porsches until today.
Chassis nr. 219 383
Engine nr. 714 707
4-speed Manual Gearbox
Disc brakes all round